2016-06-02 E-Edition

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Planning commission denies large home in Old Agoura

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission said no to construction of a sprawling concrete home proposed for Old Agoura. Nearly two dozen Old Agoura residents attended a May 5 commission meeting to protest the home on Lapworth Street. Shahnaz Brigitte Bina asked the commission for a permit to build a 4,370-square-foot single family home with a full basement and roof terrace, […]

Farewell to the big-box sports stores

Hot Flashes

We always saved boxes. For our tribe, a big box was something left behind after the refrigerator was delivered. Then we Katzenjammer Kids made it into a fort stocked with key survival items: a slimy snail collection and a cache of water balloons with plenty of Oreos for stamina. We invented recycling without the help of Al Gore. Now the […]


Oak Park dentistry moves office to Westlake Village Oak Park Dentistry for Children & Orthodontics will hold a grand re-opening for its new Westlake Village office today, Thurs., June 2 at 1115 Lindero Canyon Road. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the open house. Doctors and professionals from the area will be in attendance. The office is designed […]

Oak Park grads are glad

Running Club takes students in the right direction

It’s the time of year when we trumpet the accomplishments of our local students, those who win awards, graduate with honors and earn valuable scholarships. These students do some amazing things both in the classroom and under the Friday night lights, and many will become the leaders of tomorrow. There’s one group of kids mentioned on Page 29 of today’s […]

Dance studio offers free hip-hop classes for special kids

Thrive Dance Center is offering free hip-hop classes for special needs children every Tuesday evening with instructor Alyssa Belden. Special education advisor Elissa Spraggins of Thousand Oaks is also present to dance and assist students during the classes. “My students put a smile on my face each Tuesday. I really love to see their improvement each week,” says Belden. “I […]


Failure breeds success at Oak View H.S.

Continuation school hosts poignant ceremony on May 27

Failure is not often the central theme at high school commencement exercises, but at Oak View High School’s May 27 ceremony, the successes of the 16 graduates were predicated on troubled pasts. Oak View High School is an alternative school for students who, for various reasons, couldn’t succeed in a traditional high school setting. Principal Stewart McGugan has often called […]

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